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Gordon Elementary School

Public | PK-6 | 378 students

 

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Posted January 17, 2008

I rate this school 5 out of 5 stars. This school is all about student learning and the teachers treat the students like family. They make sure the students are learning everything they need to know to become productive citizens.
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About these ratings

The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.
Math

The state average for Math was 59% in 2013.

57 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
35%

2012

 
 
34%

2011

 
 
22%

2010

 
 
36%
Reading/Language Arts

The state average for Reading/Language Arts was 49% in 2013.

57 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
28%

2012

 
 
39%

2011

 
 
15%

2010

 
 
25%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

56 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
32%

2012

 
 
30%

2011

 
 
16%

2010

 
 
31%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 84% in 2013.

56 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

2010

 
 
n/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Tennessee used the Tennessee Comprehensive Assessment Program (TCAP) Achievement Test to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading/language arts, math, science and social studies. The TCAP is a standards-based test that measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Tennessee. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: Tennessee Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 49% in 2013.

65 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
23%

2012

 
 
31%

2011

 
 
14%

2010

 
 
23%
Reading/Language Arts

The state average for Reading/Language Arts was 48% in 2013.

65 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
23%

2012

 
 
25%

2011

 
 
20%

2010

 
 
25%
Science

The state average for Science was 56% in 2013.

65 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
25%

2012

 
 
22%

2011

 
 
17%

2010

 
 
16%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 88% in 2013.

65 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

2010

 
 
n/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Tennessee used the Tennessee Comprehensive Assessment Program (TCAP) Achievement Test to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading/language arts, math, science and social studies. The TCAP is a standards-based test that measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Tennessee. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: Tennessee Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 57% in 2013.

54 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
41%

2012

 
 
36%

2011

 
 
17%

2010

 
 
19%
Reading/Language Arts

The state average for Reading/Language Arts was 55% in 2013.

54 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
35%

2012

 
 
30%

2011

 
 
31%

2010

 
 
17%
Science

The state average for Science was 63% in 2013.

54 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
33%

2012

 
 
38%

2011

 
 
19%

2010

 
 
25%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 87% in 2013.

54 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
n/a
Writing

2010

 
 
n/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Tennessee used the Tennessee Comprehensive Assessment Program (TCAP) Achievement Test to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading/language arts, math, science and social studies. The TCAP is a standards-based test that measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Tennessee. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: Tennessee Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 45% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a
Reading/Language Arts

The state average for Reading/Language Arts was 57% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a
Science

The state average for Science was 62% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 87% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Tennessee used the Tennessee Comprehensive Assessment Program (TCAP) Achievement Test to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading/language arts, math, science and social studies. The TCAP is a standards-based test that measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Tennessee. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: Tennessee Department of Education

Math

All Students35%
African American36%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged34%
Students with disabilities35%
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students28%
African American29%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged30%
Students with disabilities35%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students32%
African American32%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged35%
Students with disabilities30%
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Students54%
African American55%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged53%
Students with disabilities35%
English language learnersn/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Tennessee used the Tennessee Comprehensive Assessment Program (TCAP) Achievement Test to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading/language arts, math, science and social studies. The TCAP is a standards-based test that measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Tennessee. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

The different student groups are identified by the Tennessee Department of Education. If there are a small number of students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Tennessee Department of Education

Math

All Students23%
African American23%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged26%
Students with disabilities28%
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students23%
African American23%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged26%
Students with disabilities24%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students25%
African American25%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged28%
Students with disabilities28%
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Students54%
African American54%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged54%
Students with disabilities36%
English language learnersn/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Tennessee used the Tennessee Comprehensive Assessment Program (TCAP) Achievement Test to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading/language arts, math, science and social studies. The TCAP is a standards-based test that measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Tennessee. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

The different student groups are identified by the Tennessee Department of Education. If there are a small number of students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Tennessee Department of Education

Math

All Students41%
African American42%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged41%
Students with disabilities25%
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students35%
African American36%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged39%
Students with disabilities40%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students33%
African American34%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged35%
Students with disabilities30%
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Students69%
African American70%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged67%
Students with disabilities40%
English language learnersn/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Tennessee used the Tennessee Comprehensive Assessment Program (TCAP) Achievement Test to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading/language arts, math, science and social studies. The TCAP is a standards-based test that measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Tennessee. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

The different student groups are identified by the Tennessee Department of Education. If there are a small number of students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Tennessee Department of Education

Math

All Studentsn/a
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Studentsn/a
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Studentsn/a
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Studentsn/a
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Tennessee used the Tennessee Comprehensive Assessment Program (TCAP) Achievement Test to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading/language arts, math, science and social studies. The TCAP is a standards-based test that measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Tennessee. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

The different student groups are identified by the Tennessee Department of Education. If there are a small number of students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Tennessee Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Black 98% 24%
Hispanic 1% 6%
White 1% 67%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Asian 0% 2%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 98%N/A55%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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